(1.) A grandson of Esau, one of the "dukes of Edom" (Genesis 36:11, 15, 42).
(2.) A place in Southern Idumea, the land of "the sons of the east," frequently mentioned in the Old Testament. It was noted for the wisdom of its inhabitants (Amos 1:12; Obadiah 1:8; Jeremiah 49:7; Ezek. 25:13). It was divided from the hills of Paran by the low plain of Arabah (Habakkuk 3:3).